Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Design systems; the great connector

Like a backwards prism, design systems focus the energy of many teams into a single beam. They spread efficiency and consistency, but they also shape culture and hone brand expression. They’re about bringing it all together, across disciplines, to form alignment and a cohesive outcome. What’s the big deal about design systems, anyways? You might have heard… Continue reading Design systems; the great connector

15 Fonts Similar to Lato (& Pairing Examples!)

What makes the Lato typeface such a popular font for designers? In this article, we will learn a little about Lato and its font history and introduce you to some Lato font alternatives, as well as a selection of font pairing choices. Check out Arthura, an alternative font choice to Lato from Envato Elements History… Continue reading 15 Fonts Similar to Lato (& Pairing Examples!)

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

42 Best Graffiti Tattoo Fonts (Lettering Fonts to Download)

If you’re looking for a font to make your tattoo really pop, try a graffiti tattoo font.  Today we will look at the best graffiti tattoo lettering found at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.  Unlimited Graffiti Tattoo Fonts at Envato Elements For premium graffiti tattoo fonts, look no further than Envato Elements. Elements offers thousands… Continue reading 42 Best Graffiti Tattoo Fonts (Lettering Fonts to Download)

Animal Logo Design: Animal Symbolism in Branding (With Examples)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} In this article, we touch on the different animal symbolisms and why brands opt to use animal-themed logos. Animal symbolism is based on each animal’s traits and stories from different cultures. It’s easy for people to form an emotional bond with a living thing. Animal logos are… Continue reading Animal Logo Design: Animal Symbolism in Branding (With Examples)

20 Best New Sites, August 2021

Often, when designing a website or branding, it is easy to get wrapped up in the details–typography, graphics, color, the grid–and lose the bigger picture. Of course, these things are vitally important, but they are building blocks that go together to form a greater whole. A good website creates an impression; it tells a story.… Continue reading 20 Best New Sites, August 2021

The Olympics and the evolving ideology of sustainability

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Source: Karen Christoph on Dribble The Olympic Games, at least the ones held in the past, used to symbolise extravagance and wastefulness. That was until the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, where sustainability was a critical factor. Since then, there has been an increasing relevance to making sure this event was… Continue reading The Olympics and the evolving ideology of sustainability

20 Best New Websites, July 2021

This month we have a variety pack for you. There are all sorts, from the most conservative layouts and structures to more experimental navigation. And we see how even the most traditional and functional websites can connect with users through mood-enhancing color schemes, clever font choices, and illustrations. Non-functional–that is, purely decorative–details can really improve… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, July 2021

42 Cool Summer Fonts (Tropical, Festival, Camp Fonts)

Find the perfect cool summer font for your next seasonal project. Take a look at these cute summer fonts for design inspiration. We’ll look at everything from camp font designs to tropical fonts. So sit back and enjoy some summer holiday fonts and design inspiration. You might just find your new favorite summer font. Download… Continue reading 42 Cool Summer Fonts (Tropical, Festival, Camp Fonts)

How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hi, people in the UX Design and Product world. This post is the second in a series I’m writing, based on conversations I’ve had with Product and Experience Designers and leaders in the field, who prosper despite working in some really harsh environments. And when I say “harsh”, I’m talking… Continue reading How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

42 Cool Winter Fonts (Icicles, Snow, Frost, Ice Fonts to Download)

Looking for a good winter font? Winter typography can be a fun, seasonal aesthetic to try. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best winter fonts you can download now, as well as some cool winter fonts to help inspire your next design project. Download this pretty winter font on Envato… Continue reading 42 Cool Winter Fonts (Icicles, Snow, Frost, Ice Fonts to Download)

Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Basic Body Proportions

In this human body drawing tutorial, you’ll learn basic human body outline drawing techniques. If you’ve practiced capturing energy in the previous tutorial, you’ll have acquired a good feel for loose sketching of people. We’re going to start giving structure to that feeling-based groundwork by studying the body with a more scientific eye. Let me… Continue reading Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Basic Body Proportions

Where are we headed with technology?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Observations from a product designer. Cyberpunk 2077 — few would refuse to live here if given the choice. 1. We will have second lives in a massive virtual environment. It won’t exactly be like Ready Player One, but our primary social gatherings will shift to entirely virtual settings. In fact, this transition has… Continue reading Where are we headed with technology?

46 Best Halloween Fonts for Cricut (+Cricut Halloween Ideas and SVGs)

Looking for Cricut Halloween fonts? Take your Cricut Halloween decor, t-shirts, invitations, and other Cricut Halloween projects further with cute Halloween Cricut fonts. If you’re not sure how to use Halloween fonts on Cricut, we’ll help you get started with that too.  Use cute Halloween fonts on Cricut, like this Halloween font from Envato Elements.… Continue reading 46 Best Halloween Fonts for Cricut (+Cricut Halloween Ideas and SVGs)

10+ Cool Pre-Built Websites Designed With Creatives and Developers in Mind

Creatives need a digital space to call their home. A place from which they can show off their best work, and from where people can get in touch with them to buy or hire from them. You should have a digital space of your own as well, and we’re here to help you do just… Continue reading 10+ Cool Pre-Built Websites Designed With Creatives and Developers in Mind

3 Effective Ways To Improve Your Site’s Carbon Footprint

At the dawn of the web-era, there was much focus on how environmentally friendly websites were: we’d chop down fewer trees, ship fewer products, and travel less for business. And because the web was small, any negative impact it had was relatively small. But the Internet’s no longer small, and neither is the impact it… Continue reading 3 Effective Ways To Improve Your Site’s Carbon Footprint

The role of Reflection in the design process

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The often-overlooked last step. In product design, when we release a feature into the wild, we can expect a degree of objectivity in the feedback we get. We can tell if our designs are helping or hurting based on the feedback and metrics after we ship. Getting my hands on these metrics… Continue reading The role of Reflection in the design process

4 Best Ways Marketing Automation will Build Your Small Business in 2021

0 Shares One of the biggest challenges faced by marketers and business owners the world over is finding the right customers and selling their products or services to the right markets to make a killing. Marketing is the keyword that many of us are actually afraid of. We often wonder how to market our products… Continue reading 4 Best Ways Marketing Automation will Build Your Small Business in 2021

Help Is Here: 5 Indispensable Web Tools for Student Entrepreneurs

If you are a student planning to launch a startup or already have an operating enterprise, you should know that being a young entrepreneur isn’t a piece of cake.  With so many tasks, chores, and challenges going on, it can be hard to stay on the right track. To complicate matters, you are still a… Continue reading Help Is Here: 5 Indispensable Web Tools for Student Entrepreneurs

Web Design: 37 Modern Website UI / UX Design Examples

77 Shares Web design trends for 2021 are continue grow and make website UI design and user experience more attractive. In this showcase we are gathered new web design trend website examples, you might want to look into. Read through our article to find a list of the newest web design practices and developments –… Continue reading Web Design: 37 Modern Website UI / UX Design Examples

42 Best Sports Fonts (For Logos, Jerseys, and More)

Your sports fonts collection should include a great sports jersey font, a sports number font, and other versatile sports team fonts. If you’re looking for a great set of premium sports fonts for your next design project, look no further. Find awesome sports fonts, like this one, on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.  In this article, we’ll take a… Continue reading 42 Best Sports Fonts (For Logos, Jerseys, and More)

Movie Poster Design 101: The Anatomy of a Movie Poster

The humble movie poster is one of the oldest and most effective promotional tools for movie studios. Whether you’re looking to emulate your favorite movie poster design or learn more about how to make a movie poster, consider this your ultimate guide to the anatomy of movie poster design.  Double exposure poster template for Photoshop… Continue reading Movie Poster Design 101: The Anatomy of a Movie Poster

30 Beautiful Modern Script Fonts (Typefaces for 2020)

Your designs aren’t complete without the perfect font! Find amazing script styles in this  collection for 2020. 30 Beautiful Modern Script Fonts There’s nothing more satisfying than pairing the right script font with a design. It’s a simple yet effective trick to take your work to the next level. And script typefaces are a perfect… Continue reading 30 Beautiful Modern Script Fonts (Typefaces for 2020)